Politics & Government

Who are the members of the GOP Freedom Caucus?

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US Rep. Kevin McCarthy withdrew his name from consideration to be House Speaker on Oct. 8, right before the GOP was about to hold an initial vote. McCarthy faced opposition from a bloc of 30-plus hardline conservative lawmakers who didn't command the numbers to block him in the secret-ballot elections, but might have prevented him from winning a floor vote later on. So who are these "Freedom Caucus" lawmakers? Here are profiles curated by  insidegov.com from Roll Call.